sacrilege


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Synonyms for sacrilege

Synonyms for sacrilege

an act of disrespect or impiety toward something regarded as sacred

Synonyms for sacrilege

blasphemous behavior

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things which it would be sacrilege to disturb, such as tombs.
Will the just man or citizen ever be guilty of sacrilege or theft, or treachery either to his friends or to his country?
It seemed like sacrilege to revert to them now, but I had not forgotten them.
Thwackum was resolved a crime of this kind, which he called sacrilege, should not go unpunished.
There were a few of the town boys playing cricket, their wicket pitched on the best piece in the middle of the big-side ground-- a sin about equal to sacrilege in the eyes of a captain of the eleven.
The time at length arrives when grief is rather an indulgence than a necessity; and the smile that plays upon the lips, although it may be deemed a sacrilege, is not banished.
It appeared to me sacrilege so soon to leave the repose, akin to death, of the house of mourning and to rush into the thick of life.
The generations succeeded each other; the warrior who had committed the sacrilege perished miserably; the Moonstone passed
The first sacrilege incident reported in Bargari village in Punjab's Faridkot district added fuel to the fire.
In our country we can sum this up in a single word -- sacrilege," Dmitry Peskov told reporters, according to AFP news agency.
MORE than 70 Christmas trees have been nicked from a graveyard in what has been dubbed an act of sacrilege.
FURIOUS crowds accused a would-be thief of sacrilege yesterday after he damaged the statue of comedy legend Eric Morecambe while trying to swipe it.
They were charged with "insulting the supreme leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) and the authorities, anti-regime activities, sacrilege and spreading lies," Kaleme said.
Now I know some steak connoisseurs think it is sacrilege to order a fillet or any cut of beef well-done but I have quite often done this without having to get a chainsaw out to cut it up, preferring to have my plate not resemble a blood-bath thank you.
War hero Frank Rosier, 87, of Waterlooville, Hants, said: "It is sacrilege and completely disrespectful.